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Studio album by Busdriver
Released January 30, 2007 (2007-01-30)
Genre Alternative hip hop
Length 43:22
Label Epitaph Records
Producer Nobody, Boom Bip, Busdriver, Bianca Casady
Busdriver chronology
Fear of a Black Tangent
(2005)Fear of a Black Tangent2005
Jhelli Beam
(2009)Jhelli Beam2009
Singles from RoadKillOvercoat
  1. "Kill Your Employer (Recreational Paranoia Is the Sport of Now)"
    Released: 2006 (2006)
  2. "Sun Shower"
    Released: 2007 (2007)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 68/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Exclaim! mixed[3]
Pitchfork Media 6.9/10[4]
Spin mixed[5]
Stylus Magazine B+[6]
Tiny Mix Tapes 4/5 stars[7]
XLR8R favorable[8]

RoadKillOvercoat is a studio album by American hip hop musician Busdriver. It was released on Epitaph Records in 2007.


At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, RoadKillOvercoat received an average score of 68% based on 13 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[1]

Jason Crock of Pitchfork Media gave RoadKillOvercoat a 6.9 out of 10 and said, "Nobody and Boom Bip provide beats that draw from a wider range of styles and flirt with an alien, psychedelic edge, giving Busdriver enough room to be as weird as he wants to be."[4]

Alan Ranta of Tiny Mix Tapes gave the album 4 stars out of 5, noting that "[Busdriver's] choruses are instantly memorable and his word-soup lyricism easily places him in the upper echelon of intelligent emcees, somewhere between MF Doom and Dose One."[7]

It was listed by Jeff Shaw of City Pages as one of his "Top 10 Albums of 2007".[9]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Casting Agents and Cowgirls" Nobody 3:17
2. "Less Yes's, More No's" Nobody 4:21
3. "Kill Your Employer (Recreational Paranoia Is the Sport of Now)" Boom Bip 3:50
4. "Ethereal Driftwood" Busdriver, Nobody 3:43
5. "Secret Skin" Nobody 3:28
6. "Sun Shower" Boom Bip 4:08
7. "Go Slow" (featuring Bianca Casady) Busdriver, Bianca Casady 3:06
8. "The Troglodyte Wins" Nobody 3:22
9. "Pompous Posies! Your Party's No Fun" Nobody 3:10
10. "(Bloody Paw on the) Kill Floor" Boom Bip 3:12
11. "Mr. Mistakes (Bested by the Whisper Chasm)" Nobody, Isaiah Ikey Owens 4:02
12. "Dream Catcher's Mitt" (featuring Yadira Brown & Boom Bip) Boom Bip 3:43


  1. ^ a b "Roadkill Overcoat by Busdriver". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ Brown, Marisa. "Busdriver - RoadKillOvercoat". AllMusic. Retrieved April 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ Khanna, Vish (February 25, 2007). "Busdriver - RoadKillOvercoat". Exclaim!. Retrieved April 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b Crock, Jason (February 1, 2007). "Busdriver: RoadKillOvercoat". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved April 4, 2016. 
  5. ^ Aaron, Charles (March 30, 2007). "Busdriver, ‘RoadKillOvercoat’ (Anti-/Epitaph)". Spin. Retrieved April 4, 2016. 
  6. ^ Weiss, Dan (October 12, 2007). "Busdriver - Roadkillovercoat". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved April 4, 2016. 
  7. ^ a b Ranta, Alan. "Busdriver - RoadKillOvercoat". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved April 4, 2016. 
  8. ^ Mackey, Robbie (February 22, 2007). "Busdriver: RoadKillOvercoat". XLR8R. Retrieved April 4, 2016. 
  9. ^ Shaw, Jeff (December 28, 2007). "My Top 10 Albums of 2007". City Pages. Retrieved April 4, 2016. 

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